Nurse Advocate

In a nurse advocate role, you'll be the liaison between patients and doctors, to help patients understand their diagnosis and make the best decisions.
Required education
ADN or BSN
Annual average salary
Attributes
Managerial
Patient-facing
Research-oriented
Structured
Varied
You’ll help patients, giving them confidence and supporting their wishes while helping them make informed decisions about their health.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Assessment

You’ll review patient concerns and work with doctors to make sure they’re receiving the best and most cost-effective healthcare.

Education

You’ll teach patients about their diagnoses, available treatments and healthcare decisions.

Representation

You’ll represent the patient when their wishes differ from that of their doctor.

Where you’ll work
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care centers
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Specialty departments
How to become a Nurse Advocate

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN and work as a Registered Nurse.

03

While there is no specific Nurse Advocate certification, there are variety of certifications that train nurses as patient care liaisons.

04

You’re ready to work as a Nurse Advocate.

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